Easter in Penzance

Neil Pinkett needs little introduction. One of the UK’s most established and respected landscape painters, he was born in St. Just and remains in West Cornwall, painting the ever changing weather, tides and shifting light of the seas and landscapes surrounding Penwith.

Predominantly an en plein air painter, Neil can usually be found on the clifftop with his easel, but when painting throughout winter and faced with inclement weather, he often turns to his attention to a group of still life objects in the studio he has collected over the years.

The exhibition ‘Favourite Few’ showcases the coves, fields and beaches that hold a special place in his heart, alongside his collection of favourite ceramics and objects.

The exhibition can be seen at Cornwall Contemporary in Penzance from 3rd - 27th April and admission is free. The gallery is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Call 01736 874749 for more details.

Cornwall Contemporary, Parade Street, Penzance.

The Turks Head is the oldest pub in Penzance, steeped in history and family home of Thomas Holloway.

Experience the unique atmosphere of place in history that is steeped in intrigue and mystery. Imagine yourself taking a drink in the same place that Pirates and Smugglers once used some 750 years ago.

Treat yourself on Good Friday with two cocktails for £10 from 10pm (this cocktail offer is available every Friday evening from 10pm.)

The Turks Head, Chapel Street, Penzance.

Penzance Tennis Club Holiday Camps are a fun, safe and active environment for children to enjoy playing multiple sports and arts and crafts.
You can drop your kids off at 8:30am and then they’ll enjoy a range of different activities such as:

Arts & Crafts 
Table Tennis 
Ultimate Frisbee 
Many more

All abilities welcome and all equipment is provided
With a range of dates you can choose a camp to suit you and your family’s needs.

For all enquiries contact Ian Vidgen on 07582669511 or ian.vidgen@hotmail.co.uk


Penzance Tennis Club, Penlee Park, Penzance.

Blacks is a friendly bar and restaurant popular with locals and visitors alike. Located in Penzance's historic Chapel Street, the restaurant is designed to offer customers that something a little bit different.

There is something to suit all tastes and occasions; hearty brunches, light bites for lunch, three course meals, and not forgetting their popular sharing platters which are perfect for an evening out with friends.

The meus ar created using the best in local produce, including fresh fish caught daily from Newlyn Harbour.

As of Monday 15th April Blacks of Chapel Street is open every evening (Sunday daytime is the only time they will be closed)

Blacks Dining Room & Bar, Chapel Street, Penzance.

Wednesday 10th and Friday 19th April

FREE Easter Crafts - 12.00 - 3.30pm

Follow the clues to find your Little Easter surprise - 1.30 - 3.00pm

On The Bay will be hosting a free Easter arts and crafts table where you can design your own Easter egg or Easter card.

FREE Easter Trail throughout Wharfside Shopping Centre.

Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance.

The Boatshed are famous for their chargrilled steaks and locally caught seafood dishes.

Located on the picturesque harbour side of Penzance, the Boatshed prides itself on using only the best in fresh local ingredients and offers a range of dishes to suit the whole family.

The Boatshed Cafe Bar, Dock Lane, Penzance.

Get your feet flip flop ready for the Summer season at Medusa!

Medusa now offer treatment for fungal nail infection which can rid you of those unsightly toes in much less time than tablets or creams and powders can.

For more information call in or message them on Facebook.

Medusa Piercing & Tattoo Removal, Causewayhead, Penzance.


In 2016 the Penzance and District Tourism Association (PDTA) started looking into the possibility of a booking website for Penzance area accommodation providers. The main idea of this was to reduce the reliance on the online travel agencies (OTA’s) and reduce the amount of money in commissions leaving the county, giving guests better value for money holiday accommodation.

Bookpenzance.com went ‘live’ at the beginning of May 2017 and has proved to be a hit with customers who can see a variety of available local accommodation on this one site. It is also proving to be invaluable to the local Tourist Information Centre who uses it as their first port of call when looking for availability.

Keep it Local – Keep it real – Keep it Cornish’.....it’s better for you, it’s better for us and it’s better for Cornwall.

Help sustain this little corner of outstanding natural beauty by using Bookpenzance.com. You’ll get a great room rate, multiple date choices and real time availability from a wide selection of providers who really want to make choosing to stay in the Penzance area as easy as possible.

Even in the digital world you can still keep it local. Online companies are now trying to control this little corner of Cornwall. Our jobs, livelihoods and even our Cornish identity are being whisked away from our county to ‘faceless’ global multinationals who give Cornwall and the Cornish people little in return.

‘Bookpenzance.com’ is as Cornish as a pasty or a cream tea, (JOFCOL –Jam On First, Cream On Last)


A relatively small but quirky bistro, steeped in local history with an unobstructed view of Penzance Harbour and St Michael’s Mount. As the name suggests, the building was used to house the lifeboat for some twenty years to 1907 and the bistro are working with the RNLI to include various artefacts and photos to acknowledge this history.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinners, using local produce. As a reflection of the location their menu is predominantly seafood and they offer daily specials in addition to their standard menu.

Tea, coffee, scones and cakes are also served.

The Old Lifeboat House Bistro, Wharf Road, Penzance.

Happy Easter from Number 36. An eclectic mix of gifts, jewellery & clothes from all around the world. A little bit of everything for everyone.

Number 36, Causewayhead, Penzance.

Exterior shot of The Acorn Theatre in Penzance, Cornwall

Easter at The Acorn Theatre

THURSDAY 18TH APRIL - 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM


Tickets: Adults £15, Child £10  and  Family £35 (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)

This Easter why not focus your attention on something bigger than chocolate? Much bigger, because coming to the Acorn is the biggest, hardest hitting, most adrenaline fuelled, highflying, family fun action show that even the Easter Bunny won’t want to miss! Featuring big names such as British Legend and WWE star James Mason,  wrestling’s very own British Champion the Elliot Jordan Experience,  and travelling all the way from New Zealand after spending five years in Mexico with the world famous CMLL is Niwa.



Tickets: Adults £8/Children £6/Family £24

Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, The Wright Stuff) is back to present his thrilling new family performance.



Tickets: £11 Adv £13 Door

Acclaimed poet, broadcaster and stand-up performer,  Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, The Wright Stuff) heads out on the road with his new show, this time exploring the culture and obsession of celebrity – from the unknown to the known.



Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Recover/Reveal is the second studio album from The Leylines out on Friday 1st March 2019.



Tickets: £10

A night to taste some of the varied musical talents of Penzance after relaxing day on the beach.


The Acorn Theatre, Parade Street, Penzance.

Cornish Horizons have a selection of cottages available in and around Penzance over Easter with a special offer, see link below for details;


Hellys Deli Bar Cafe will be launching there fresh, new evening menu with a tasty 'Early Bird Offer' as from Wednesday 10th April along with their new Daily Menu, exciting 'Specials' and their superb Sunday Roasts which are always a winner so why not pop in, relax and enjoy. 

Hellys Deli Cafe Bar, Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance.